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Composiflex, Sunburst Electronics Partnership Yields Unique Technology Solutions for Advancing Aerospace and Military Electronics Programs


ERIE, Pa. (October 16, 2009)-–Electronic contract manufacturer, Sunburst Electronics (Erie, Pa.), reports that Composiflex, a global supplier of highly-engineered composite products, has selected Sunburst as its strategic partner to offer industry-first, technology/service solutions to the aerospace and military electronics sectors.

The alliance, cemented via a formal memorandum of understanding, provides a valuable single-source option for electronics equipment manufacturers seeking the benefits of complete sub-assemblies, including light-weight, composite enclosures and electronic componentry.

“Composiflex offers nearly a quarter century of experience in composites materials, design and manufacturing; and we are excited to respond to customer requests for more integrated solutions by entering this partnership. We expect Sunburst Electronics’ added-value, along with our internal expertise, to accelerate our growth in military electronics, avionics and other markets,” said Marty Matthews, Composiflex sales & marketing executive.

Said John Cline, president and CEO of Sunburst Electronics, “As a result of this alliance, both Composiflex and Sunburst are now able to accomplish a level of technology and service not yet seen in the aerospace manufacturing marketplace by offering both existing and emerging-technology aerospace programs with a one-stop solution for product manufacturing requirements. This new partnership complements Sunburst Electronics’ extensive aerospace manufacturing legacy.”

Ease of project collaboration will be facilitated by the two companies’ locations, only ten miles apart. Kicking off their new partnership, Composiflex and Sunburst Electronics will exhibit at MILCOM 2009, slated for October 18 – 21, at the World Trade Center in Boston, Mass.

About Composiflex:
For nearly a quarter century, Composiflex ( has been an innovator in the design and manufacture of advanced high-performance composites. Specializing in custom designs, Composiflex serves the military, aerospace, ballistic protection, medical, industrial and recreational markets. The company is characterized by its “art-to-part” projects made possible by its knowledgeable engineering staff, broad materials expertise, cost-effective rapid prototyping methods, and range of modern manufacturing technologies. Certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 standards, Composiflex conducts operations in Erie, Pa., USA, and is presently expanding its facilities by more than 60 percent.

Composiflex offers numerous production process options and the expertise to optimally apply materials and processes aligned with product requirements. Most recently, Composiflex has engaged on several projects to produce light-weight enclosures and racks for military, aerospace and commercial applications. The specialized specifications led the company to undertake research and development work to determine optimal combinations of fiber, resin, and process in order to address the demanding environmental standards of MIL-STD-810. It was also necessary to broaden the company’s technical expertise to include options for electromagnetic shielding, thermal management and radiolucence.

About Sunburst Electronics:
Sunburst Electronics ( specializes in manufacturing electronic assemblies (printed circuit boards, chassis assembly, cables, and harnesses) for the aerospace, military, telecom and medical device industries. Sunburst is a J-STD-001, ITAR registered facility adhering to stringent standards spanning defect and process control, inspection methodology, and process verification inspection, and is well-equipped to serve the military and other high-reliability electronics markets. Sunburst supports projects from engineering design through manufacturing and also offers product testing services.

The company was founded in 1975 and is housed in a 31,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility based in Erie, Pa., and maintains a separately staffed, 4,000-square-foot repair and refurbishment center specializing in life cycle product management. Sunburst quality systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 13485:2003 and AS9100 standards.

Sunburst is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bliley Technologies, Inc. Bliley ( is a manufacturer of quartz crystals and crystal oscillators used in the telecommunications, military and space industries.



Kevin McDonough
(814) 461-9120

Marty Matthews
(814) 866-8616


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